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Grateful Dead Live at The Centrum on 1985-11-05


Topics Live concert


Hell In A Bucket, They Love Each Other, Kansas City, Tennessee Jed-> It's All Over Now, Bird Song-> Looks Like Rain-> Don't Ease Me In Shakedown Street, Women Are Smarter, Ship of Fools, Supplication-> Playin' In The Band Reprise-> Don't Need Love-> Drums-> Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> Black Peter-> Around & Around-> Good Lovin', E: Brokedown Palace


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue The Centrum
Location Worcester, MA

Source Soundboard
Lineage SBD > reel master > cassette > DAT > CDR
Transferred by Mike Lai

Notes

sdb> reel master> cassette> dat> cdr; via Mike Lai

Reviews

Reviewer: kee-zee - - April 12, 2015
Subject: Happy B-Day Bill Walton
Nice crisp 85 SBD..I'm partial to this year because the boys played some really nice shows and pulled out some crazy shit through out the entire year..I remember getting the SBD of this show about a week after and I played the hell out of it..Solid from start to finish..what stands out for me is the Supplication>Playing Reprise>Don't Need Love>Drumz>Space>Tom Thumb Blues..GIVE IT A WHIRL>Forever Grateful>Forever Dead
Reviewer: darkstarcrashes_79 - - August 10, 2013
Subject: ahhh finally i got to se a show @ The Centrum
and it was pretty friggin good at that . I had tapes from the Centrum in 82 I believe it was and loved the intensity the place seemed to have. absolutely loved the T.L.E.O. here and even Kansas City wasn't bad .but The BirdSong is what makes the first set with the bird effects and Jerry's jamming. I remember thinking to how the Sportatorium seemed so long ago so I guess it's true time flies when your havin fun easy 4 star here well worth the listen. yeah never spoke of the Shakedown and 2nd don't need to just let the music play.
Reviewer: myusi - - September 17, 2012
Subject: B-Ballers delight
I went without a ticket, and was walking around out side looking for an hour or two. It seemed impossible, everyone was looking at that point. Then a non-head looking guy in a windbreaker that maybe worked there looked at me, smiled and handed me a comp ticket, no seat, no price, and walked away without asking or taking money! SWEET!!! Needless to say, had a great big smile on my face for the rest of the evening, and saw the Bird/McHale/Walton group walking the halls (I'm 6'5") above everyone else. I remember jumping up and down with a crew during the Good Lovin, happy as a 16 yr old could be.Looking back, though can hardly listen to 80's stuff now, sounds so weak next to 70's Dead. But being there was sure fun!
Reviewer: civic6 - - March 22, 2012
Subject: Miracled
Late in the afternoon as I walked across UMass campus, a friend drove up with an extra ticket and asked if I want to jump in and roll to Worcester to see a show. I had tests the next day and had stayed on campus.

But an hour later, a head sold me two tabs for a five spot in the bathroom and the next day's tests were already behind me. Was it worth it? A Black Peter, Shakedown, Ship of Fools later, the boys thundered close the second set with a GREAT Lovin'.

You tell me.

The first one back to the old Pontiac that brought us, I sat on the thick ol' trunk and began to thump out the Good Lovin'. The sound off that solid beauty was true and as my friends made their way back, they joined in. Eventually, the keys showed up and the open truck let the beat bellow into the cement parking garage. Crammed to a standstill, heads began jumping out of drum on their own cars and soon the entire parking garage was loving good.

The sound was huge and took the group mind a whole step higher for me and as i write this, I'm listening to that Good Lovin' for the first time since.
Reviewer: chill-i - - November 19, 2010
Subject: sweeetnesss!!!
Don't Tell Me This Town Ain't Got No Heart!! this was my first GD show and things were never the same since - going back to Worcester tonight to see Furthur, 25 years and a week later, that is sweeeeetnessss!!!! a classic mid-80s show and sound, remains the sound track of my youth - Long Live the Grateful Dead!!!
Reviewer: Sedula - - February 25, 2010
Subject: Larry Bird at a Dead show
I remember this one because while I was tripping during the break I looked over and saw Larry Bird, Danny Ainge, and I think Kevin McHale. Of the three I distinctly remember Larry Bird standing just to the side of the stage. The next day he commented that now he knew why Walton was such a freak!
Reviewer: linebackerjay62 - - February 24, 2010
Subject: got the tape
a buddy of mine transferred my tape to a CD this was a good show and reminds me of analog because i still have the tape great show!lots of fun
Reviewer: BIG_R - - December 1, 2009
Subject: 11-5-85
Good show. Good recording. You can hear a little tape hiss in the quiet parts for those of you that bothers.
Reviewer: keekernd - - February 21, 2008
Subject: HELP!!
Please...I need the soundboard version of this show!! Specifically, I need the "Happy Birthday" before Shakedown. Only the soundboard has this. Audience version does not.

Please help!!

Love / Peace

Joe
Reviewer: clark griswold - - January 2, 2008
Subject: my first show!!!
I was 14 and bought a ticket for me and my dad--we got caught in the crunch at the door and didn't get in till the beginning of tenn. jed--dad was passing me "old guy shwag doobies" when we got to our seats and one of the heads next to us got us lit on some hash--we were so close to the stage in the first elevation to the right of the stage right behind brent and over the corridor that led to and from the stage Thats when it all began , I have been hooked ever since ---If I had a time machine I would see this show once a week, if not more
Reviewer: Zonker - - September 14, 2005
Subject: Shakedown!
Excellent show. Opens witha tight Hell and into a nice They love Each other.Kansas City is fun and Birdsong is no slouch.

Shakedown is my fav of he year. I do like it better than 6/30. From space on the show rocks with an excellent Black Peter.

Definetly worth the space for the DL
Reviewer: Ole Uncle John - - July 5, 2005
Subject: Solid shows
I managed to catch this whole fall tour and it was certainly a memorable one for all of us for the shows and the weather. I do remember these Centrum shows being very solid and the Shakedown was the highlight of the 2 nights. I remember the girl with the towel, we were cracking up because Jerry was looking rather "Free Willie-ish" these days and the towel looked like it just stayed on his hump. Parish or who ever it was that finally took it off him was cracking up as well. FUN TIME.
Reviewer: Jonathan Reisbaum - - June 29, 2005
Subject: This is my B- Day show
And the Dead sang Happy Birthday to you!!! (I share the day with Walton). Needless to say i was stoked beyond belief!!!
Reviewer: casisbelly - - March 27, 2005
Subject: Towel Girl
I never made my way close to the stage too much. Saratoga 6/27, I made it up front but quickly retreated after a good look ay my IDOL. Jerry was seriously bloated and gasping for each breath. I was in denial about his health just as much as he was. Anyway, I am front row at this show and there was this tiny little chick, I'm 6'4", so every one is tiny to me. She had a white towel in her hand the whole show. I was looking at her wondering what the towel was about, she finnaly looked at me during Brokedown and said,"Your tall, can you lift me on stage"? I did. She ran to Jerry, who was mid solo, wrapped the towel around him and kissed his face. Nobody fucked with her, no stagehands, no security. The crowd went nuts. Jerry never moved that towel. It was hanging on his neck and dangling against his guitar strings. He never moved it. You can hear it well on this recording. He smiled ear to ear and finished the song. I think about that girl alot and wonder how many girls would have the balls to do what she did. I hope she reads this and remembers me. I'll never forget her. Awesome Shakedown!!
Reviewer: Worcester Matt - - March 10, 2005
Subject: Another smoking night at the Centrum
Better than 6/30? Who can say? Anyway, it WAS a great show. Interesting note: The sudden wild applause during Brokedown is the result of a fan who ran onstage and hugged Jerry.

This show burned from first to last note. Get it.
Reviewer: Joe Shlobotnick - - October 8, 2004
Subject: Don't overlook the...
Black Peter. Why doesn't anybody ever talk about this song?

Don't answer that... just listen to this version, which IMHO is one of the best out there.
Reviewer: sheikyerbouti - - August 18, 2004
Subject: This was a hot shakedown but not better than 6/30
I was at both shows and this is in the same order of magnitude but ntg can overtake the greatest shakedown that was ever played musically or vibewise.... A great show to be sure but the Merriweather shakedown was knocking loose fillings in your teeth it was so raw and rockin.....
Reviewer: TERRAPINCANE - - June 24, 2004
Subject: second set
Shakedown, Ship of Fools>Supplication, Tom Thumb's (!!!!!), GDTRFB (!!!!!), Brokedown....
truly sublime '85 goodness....
SBD sounds great too
Reviewer: The Bopper - - April 27, 2004
Subject: wonderful
This was the first '85 tape I got and the reason why I fell in love with '85 boards. The second set will not disappoint. The Tom Thumbs is my fav version of all time. I love it when Phil yells "Garciaaa" right before Jerry takes his solo on TT's.

The Shakedown is great too; I like it better then the 6/30/85 ver

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